Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee

Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition on behalf of my constituents of Kelowna–Lake Country, calling for immediate action to bring peace to Darfur.
The petitioners state that they know the shocking and unbearable situation in Darfur runs counter to Canada’s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights as well as Canada’s principled position on freedom, democracy and the rule of law.
They ask that we take a bold and urgent stance to use all diplomatic channels and appeal to the international community, especially China and Saudi Arabia, to pressure the Sudanese government to end the destruction in Darfur.